Rep: Former Browns player was house hunting for his mother-in-law when neighbor called police on him

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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 14: Kellen Wiinslow #80 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 14, 2008 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Steelers defeated the Browns 10-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND (WCMH) — A former Cleveland Browns player house hunting for his mother-in-law in southern California when he was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a neighbor called police, NBC News reports. 

Kellen Winslow Jr. was taken into custody just after 2:30pm Thursday and booked on suspicion of burglary, according to a statement from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. A person called police and said a black male adult had walked into a neighbor’s residence. Representatives say Winslow never went inside the home in question. 

NBC San Diego reports the person who reported the burglary tried confronting Winslow. When confronted, the person said, Winslow said he was looking for a red dog named Clifford.

Winslow posted bail 5 hours after being booked. 

His attorney released a statement to NBC San Diego. 

“Mr. Winslow emphatically denies committing any burglary. He would have no need to burglarize or steal anything from anyone at a trailer park. He looks forward to being vindicated once this matter is fully investigated and adjudicated through the court system,” attorney Harvey A. Steinberg said.

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